Time to kill fdc ?

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Sun Feb 10 18:21:59 UTC 2013

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
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> In message <CADGWnjXv6YZQ83PjHuwP-rGyj6-j7=s6xiiMd8MMFP6vLo_buw at mail.gmail.com>
> , "C. P. Ghost" writes:
>>On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
>>I was thinking of physical fdc(4). Is there a published interface
>>to access the hardware, i.e. to tunnel the commands and return
>>values to and from the device? Something like pass(4) but for
>>floppies? That way, fdc could be moved to user space and more
>>easily debugged.
> Look at /dev/io.

Yes, excellent! That was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

> But seriously:  All our old releases are available on the net,
> 4.11 and 6.2 were both great releases and they have wonderful
> floppy support.

Sure, there's always a way to read old floppies, it is just not
as convenient.

We should really fix any problems with fdc(4) though (as in
"please please please"). ;-)

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